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Old June 25th, 2009, 03:12 AM   #381
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Here are pictures from my recent trip to western states. I drove 5500 miles in three weeks across California, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon and back to California. Most of them are not from interstates so I post them in this thread:

US Hwy 6/191 north of Green River, UT




US Hwy 189 betwen Salt Lake City and Jackson, WY




Beginning of conty road in county Sublette, WY


Utah Hwy 12. US Scenic Byway


Few more from Ut Hwy 12. It is an amazing drive.








Road inside Zion NP
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Old June 25th, 2009, 03:17 AM   #382
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More:
Interstate I-70 east of Green River, UT




Great road inside Canyonlands NP


Dust storm warning, I love such signs.


Few pictures of Columbia River Gorge Historic Highway, another great drive










I-5, I-405 intersection in Portland




US Hwy 101, Newport OR.


US Hwy 101 somwhere in Oregon


US Hwy 101 running across Golden Gate
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Old June 25th, 2009, 03:23 AM   #383
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And some more
June in Crater Lake NP.


Interstate I-84 in Columbia River Gorge


Somwhere around Hood River, OR


Local road in Idaho


Traffic jam in Yellowstone


Jackson, Wyoming.


One more picture of Utah Hwy 12


Great driving in Joshua Tree NP.


Mojave desert. Shortcut from Santa Barbara to Las vegas to avoid I-15 on Friday evening. Reccomended by friend.
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Old June 25th, 2009, 08:09 AM   #384
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Now THAT'S a ROADTRIP!!!



It is kind of amazing to think that a country with over 300M population can have such incredible wide-open spaces, too.

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Old June 25th, 2009, 10:02 AM   #385
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US Hwy 101 somwhere in Oregon
Breathtaking!
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Old June 25th, 2009, 10:35 AM   #386
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Amazing pictures! That storm in Idaho looks pretty serious to me...
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Old June 25th, 2009, 11:36 AM   #387
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Old June 25th, 2009, 09:02 PM   #388
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Fantastic pics!
Please post some more if you have more.
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Old June 26th, 2009, 02:12 AM   #389
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Amazing roadtrip!
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Old June 26th, 2009, 02:37 AM   #390
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Fantastic pics!
Please post some more if you have more.
Thanks for all the good words.
It was great road trip indeed.
I have plenty of pictures but they usually don't show roads. You know, there are so many other things to take pictures. I'll dig and see what can I find.
I have also some road pictures from previous trips. One to North East and one to South East.
I'll try to post them soon.

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Here are some pictures from April 2008, South East US.

US Hwy 321 somewhere between North Carolina and Tennessee.




Blue Ridge Parkway, NC




View from Blue Ridge Parkway. BRP runs mostly on top of the mountain ridges so all the local roads are below.


Roads around Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Amish Country






Road signs at the junction in Virginia. I love American road signs.




Fuel prices from last year. Well visible from distance


Charleston,SC. Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge,






Interstate I-26, SC, Forest in the wide median.


Somewhere. Either Virginia or one of the Carolinas.

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Old June 27th, 2009, 06:52 PM   #391
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The Blue Ridge Parkway is beautiful!
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New section of non-interstate freeway/motorway opens

http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/opencms...786229440.html

This is a section of new US 10 between I-39 just north of Stevens Point, WI and WI 34 just east of Junction City, WI. It opened to traffic on Monday, 2009-06-29.

The current plan here is for US 10 to be a freeway from I-39 westward to about Auburndale, WI and an 'expressway' from there westward to the south side of Marshfield, WI. This is the first section of that planned new highway and it forms an east-west bypass of Stevens Point, including a new crossing of the Wisconsin River.



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Old July 4th, 2009, 10:50 AM   #393
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Stop making me miss the States. :'(

Great pictures!
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MN 36-WI 64 Saint Croix River bridge proposal (Stillwater, MN/Houlton, WI)

Here is some very interesting stuff on the planned high-level crossing of the Saint Croix River between Stillwater, MN and Houlton, WI. This is part of the MN 36 freeway/expressway that runs eastward from I-35W just northeast of Minneapolis, MN and across the near north suburbs of Saint Paul, MN and will connect that with a recently completed section of WI 64 freeway in Wisconsin that continues to and around New Richmond, WI.

This project has been a highly contentious proposal with the enviro-wacko crowd, but it looks like it will be built with construction expected to begin in 2013. This will replace a worn out low-level river crossing running west from downtown Stillwater and will serve a fast-suburbanizing area in Wisconsin.

http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/stcroix/

It looks like the bridge will be a NEAT multi-span cable-stayed design. In the image on the first page of that website link, the old crossing is in the foreground with the new span in back. It is looking southward, Minnesota is on the right and Wisconsin is on the left.

Both states are planning public information meetings on this bridge in a couple of weeks, on 15 and 16 July.

Also, check out the animation file!

Enjoy!



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Old July 4th, 2009, 08:59 PM   #395
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The Blue Ridge Parkway is beautiful!
Indeed it is - A two-lane limited-access highway that follows the Blue Ridge from interstate 64 in Virginia south past my home city of Roanoke into perhaps North Carolina... idk where its southern end is. (North of I-64 it's called Skyline Drive and i think it may be a toll road but idk)

It's a great drive, though.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Ridge_Parkway
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Indeed it is - A two-lane limited-access highway that follows the Blue Ridge from interstate 64 in Virginia south past my home city of Roanoke into perhaps North Carolina... idk where its southern end is. (North of I-64 it's called Skyline Drive and i think it may be a toll road but idk)

It's a great drive, though.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Ridge_Parkway
The south end of the BRP is at US 441 in Cherokee, NC, just outside of the southeast entrance of Great Smoky Mountains N. P.

Yes, there is a toll charged to drive the Skyline Drive part in Virginia - it was $10 when I drove it in 2004 (actually, that is the price for a weekly admission pass for Shenandoah N. P., which it runs the length of).

And I fully agree, the BRP/Skyline Drive is one of the World's GREAT drives!

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Old July 14th, 2009, 01:05 AM   #397
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Navesink bay bridge 07.11.09

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Thats how many miles from the Route 35 / 36 Interchange?
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Thats how many miles from the Route 35 / 36 Interchange?
about 10 towards Sandy Hook
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I'm more of a lurker in these threads.

Anyhow, here's the new SH 130 toll road, which provides a bypass to the very congested I-35 in Austin, Texas. SH 130 loops to the east of Austin, splitting off of I-35 north of Buda, and passing east through unincorporated areas in Travis County, Pflugerville, and Hutto, finally rejoining I-35 north of Georgetown.

Sorry for the poor photo quality. I used an old digital camera that normally serves as a backup camera, because it's easier to disable the autofocus.

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